analyse a novel

Analyse a novel: Part 2

Following on from last week’s article Analyse a novel: part 1 here is the second part of the series.  In this article we will look at 3 more ways to analyse a novel.  All of these are important elements in understanding the novel you are studying for IGCSE, GCSE, A level or IB. Related Get

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analyse a novel

Analyse a novel: part 1

I’ve been asked by our Facebook followers to write an article on how to analyse a novel.  This is a big topic, as for GCSE, IGCSE, and especially for A level or IB, students will need a range of analytical and critical skills to get a high grade.  Therefore, I am going to address this

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starting university

Starting University – 5 tips for students

Congratulations – you are going to university! Your A levels are finished, UCAS is behind you and you’re off to university. Starting university should be exciting and fun, but it can also be a bit scary.  Here are 5 tips to help you settle in:  1) You may be moving into halls or a shared house Particularly in

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back to school

Starting the school year with A* study skills

The summer is nearly over and the new school year is almost here.  You may be starting your GCSEs or A levels, maybe with new teachers and new subjects.  You want to do well – very well – but there’s a lot to take in and it’s going to move pretty fast. So how can

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A level results

A Level Results: what to do if your child’s grades are low

It’s the day they have been waiting for – your child’s A Level results have arrived.  Whilst we hope they have got the grades they need to get into their university and course of choice – what do they do if their grades are too low?  And how can you help? Be aware of their

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How to analyse poems using SMILE

Any student studying at a UK school or an International school will have to analyse poems in English Literature, because the GCSE and IGCSE exam boards have a collection of poems (anthologies) to be studied.  At least one of these poems will need to be analysed in an exam. Most boards will also expect a

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PEE paragraphs: why are children taught PEE?

If you have a child at a UK school or an international school you will probably have heard of PEE paragraphs.  They are a very common, almost ubiquitous tool for teaching children to write analytical essays.  However, parents are often confused about what they are, their importance, and why children are taught to write this

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Mind Map

Mind maps: how they can help your child achieve

What is a mind map? Mind maps are a visual snapshot of your child’s ideas set out as a diagram.  Mind mapping is a planning technique that has been taught in education for many years now. It is a quick and effective way to capture a student’s ideas, see how their ideas link to the

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